Dry Skin? Try These Winter Skincare Essentials

Winter break is over, which means so are days at home spent cozying up by the fireside. Now, frigid temperatures and long walks through campus dare to dry our skin. The harsh weather presents entirely new skin concerns, from chapped lips to cracked hands and everything in between. Looking to add a much-needed moisture boost to your skincare routine? Look no further – VALLEY has selected the essentials you need to keep your skin dewy and fresh.

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser – $15
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A good skincare routine includes cleansing your face regularly, but it’s important to avoid washes that could strip your skin of its natural oils, especially during the winter. CeraVe’s Hydrating Facial Cleanser adds an extra dose of moisture to your skin routine. The face wash marries two skin ingredients to make the holy grail of hydration – hyaluronic acid, which increases skin’s moisture levels, and ceramides, which trap the moisture beneath your skin’s barrier. This killer combo will keep your skin smooth in the coldest conditions.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment – $19 (on sale for $14!)
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This product is a classic, a tried-and-true favorite. Aquaphor remains a go-to brand for skin dryness and irritation, and their Healing Ointment is no exception. This all-in-one moisturizer combats extremely dry skin while creating a protective skin barrier. That means your face, lips, and body will be thanking you for this major moisture surge.

Glossier Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream – $22
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Nothing’s worse than a body lotion that leaves your skin sticky and greasy. Luckily, Glossier’s Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream provides full-body moisture minus the unwanted residue. The dream cream is packed with antioxidants to keep your skin hydrated, plus it includes brightening plant extracts to give your body some extra shine. Add all that to Glossier’s commitment to cruelty-free products, and there’s simply no way to resist clicking add to cart.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 – $8
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Chapped lips, meet your match. This Jack Black lip balm is the ultimate formula to cure lip dryness and irritation. The balm has an impressive list of ingredients, including shea butter, avocado oil and green tea extract. It’s even been field-tested in extreme conditions to ensure your lips can handle the winter’s harshest weather. With a 4.7 Sephora rating and an Allure Beauty Award, this lip balm is sure to keep your lips nourished and smooth.

Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream – $52
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If you’re willing to splurge, this Skinfix facial moisturizer provides a luxury skincare experience that’s worth the price. The product delivers immediate results with its lipid and peptide blend that reduces redness, traps moisture, and improves your skin’s barrier. The formula also includes lily root extract to promote long-term moisturization. Not only does this cream deliver rapid results, but it’s also environmentally friendly – the bottle is made with recycled plastic, and the packaging is fully biodegradable.

Sally Hansen Hydrating Hand Mask Treatment – $6
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If winter weather leaves your hands dry and cracked, a hand mask is the skin savior you didn’t know you needed. This Sally Hansen hand mask includes two glove-like masks that fit securely on your hands. The soothing mask formula includes Vitamin E, macadamia and shea butter to ensure maximum hand relief. Just leave it on for 15 minutes and unveil smooth, healed hands.

Tweet us, @VALLEYmag, with your skincare favorites this winter.

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